Monthly Archives: October 2010

laurel heights

The back wall was totally removed leaving a carved-out view into the back of this house.  In the right image the framing seems to make giant heart ♥  These photos are a few weeks old, now much of the new framing has been put up.  There’s the owner and contractor on the right, making important decisions I’m sure! Inside it’s all down to the studs.  Here are the old cove framing half-moons.  We’re raising the living room and kitchen ceilings, because there was about 24″ of scuttle-attic space above. The area on the left now has a new staircase framed in it, from the kitchen down to the first floor rooms, sort of like below:  

This was a quick Sketchup rendering to figure out the stairs, which duck down behind the counter on the left.  The lower window was to look into the stair, and the upper window out to the sky.  It’s been modified partly by codes (amount of window allowed within 5′ of property line) and partly by the owner.

This is an old bay window that was removed – it looks like a typical SF foggy view.  It was covered in plastic which was making thunderous noises in the wind, and the neighbors wanted it taken down….Here’s the raised, angled ceiling framing over the kitchen.  The ceiling drops flat over the Dining Rm, then raises again in the Living Rm beyond.  more to come~

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built-in cabinetry

[Photos taken from toddler eye-level.]  Among other finishes, the custom cabinets were installed in the master suite remodel this week – now it really starts to take shape!  These are vertical grain douglas fir cabinets by Perfect Fit Cabinet Shop in Redwood City.   They’re a shop with really great guys who do all custom work – no website yet.   I love the clean look of cabinetry before the handles/pulls are installed…I better choose wisely so it doesn’t look too busy!  Countertop being installed next week. The shower tile was installed – a mix selected by the owners and I from Heath Ceramics.  I think it almost has a camouflage color scheme, with blue thrown in!  Glass enclosure to be installed soon…  The floor tile is ‘bateig blue‘ limestone, from Ceramic Tile Design.  Weird shadows going on here…A simple built-in desk at the top of the stairs, between the bedroom and bathroom. The bedroom built-ins have flip-down storage spaces at the top so the remotes (clickers) will work with the dvd, cable etc from across the room.  Bamboo flooring being installed tomorrow!

 

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